Arraignment Of Trooper Shooter Delayed Due To Gunshot Wound
Michigan State Police
Marquette, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News) – The arraignment for the man accused of killing a Michigan State Police trooper earlier this week was delayed because he is still hospitalized with a gunshot suffered in the shootout with police.
Authorities have said 19-year-old Eric Knysz will be charged with murdering a peace officer, felony firearm, concealed weapons violation, unlawfully driving away an auto, and being a habitual offender. Knysz is under police guard at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City.
His pregnant wife 20-year-old Sarah Knysz was arraigned Wednesday in Mason County District Court in Ludington on charges of accessory after the fact and unlawful driving away of a motor vehicle. Both are five-year felonies. The judge set her bond at $250,000.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 25.
Trooper Paul Butterfield died Monday night after being shot while conducting a traffic stop.